Monday, September 14, 2009

Caprese Salad

As if the island of Capri isn't appealing enough, this salad alone could send me packing to Italy and never be seen again! :)

Caprese Salad Recipe

* 2 large, ripe tomatoes
* 1/2 pound fresh cow's milk mozzarella cheese
* 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, washed and well-dried
* Maldon sea salt or kosher salt and pepper, to taste
* 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

Wash and slice tomatoes into 1/4-inch thick slices. Slice mozzarella cheese into 1/4-inch thick slices. Place one tomato slice on a serving plate. Top with a few basil leaves, and a slice of mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Drizzle with one-half tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil. Repeat with the remaining tomato, mozzarella, basil and olive oil. Serve immediately.

Makes 2 salads.

Per salad: 354 calories, 26 g fat, 12 g saturated fat, 67 mg cholesterol, 11 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 21 g protein, 40% vitamin A, 80% vitamin C, 45% calcium, 8% iron

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